NASP DVSA Standards Check Changes Q&A Part 2

For part 1 of the NASP QandA see here

NASP ( is made up of the 3 tier 1 partners for DVSA, the DIA, ADINJC and MSA GB. They have received the following answers from the DVSA and are having a meeting in early September for further discussions and to air any concerns and questions not previously forwarded.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 28, 2021
Section:  News

DITC letter to the DVSA regarding Standards Check Changes

Sent: 20th August 2021

Dear DVSA,

We are writing to you as The Driving Instructor and Trainers Collective – Signposting point for the industry and advocate for ADI benefits and support. Our reach includes 10,000+ ADIs and PDIs, and we wish to respond to the recent recovery related emails broadcast by the DVSA.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 24, 2021
Section:  News

DVSA Targeted Standards Checks

This week the DVSA announced that they would be using pass statistics to targeted ADIs with lower than average pass rates for Standards Checks to improve standards and test ready assessments by ADIs.

They said:

Prioritising standards checks and engagement call

In the message issued earlier today we explained what we are doing next to help reduce car driving test waiting times.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, August 20, 2021
Section:  News

DITC ask NASP – May 2021

We took the opportunity to raise some of your issues, concerns and questions with NASP. You can listen to Chris Bensted reading through the Question and Answers on the bonus episode of The Instructor Podcast (Complete with extra details and discussion).… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, June 1, 2021
Section:  News

Step 2 – The DVSA Process – Becoming an ADI

The DVSA Process Step One DVSA Part 1 Test

Step 2 –  You must get a DBS check (formerly CRB), even if you already have one for another role or organisation.

Get a DBS check

Start application process

You will need the following information:

– The organisation PIN of ‘105205’
– The ‘secret word’ which is ‘axis’
– The organisation name of ‘DVSA-PDI (PO)’

Step 3 – Find a Trainer – DO YOUR HOMEWORK

DVSA recommend using an ORDIT registered trainer – This provides you with some limited security and comes back through the DVSA complaints procedure.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted, April 10, 2021

The DVSA Process – Becoming an ADI

The following is a combination of the DVSA official guide and some additional guidance. (We recommend checking the DVSA guide for the latest changes):

Introduction DVSA Process Step Two

Step 1: Check that you qualify

To qualify you must be: 

  • 21 or Over (You can apply to start the qualifying process 6 months before your 21st birthday.
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by Chris Bensted,

Guide to Becoming a Driving Instructor

Becoming a driving instructor is amazing. It takes a certain set of skills – some you can learn, some you will already have, but all that you will grow and improve – and is not an easy process. The completion rate isn’t high, and the ‘sticking rate’ isn’t either.… Read full article

by Chris Bensted,